Digital Program 5

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Bygone

Spain / Sci-fi / 8 mins

Director/Writer: Mickey Tetrov

Producer: Dani Whitehead, Alejandro Salvat, Mickey Tetrov

Cast: Melanie Smith

A young woman wakes up in the middle of an apocalyptic, deserted world. As she meanders through the abandoned remains, she encounters a looming presence.

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Casanoir

United States / Drama / 22 mins

Director: John "JT" Schindler

Writer: Jonathan Geffner

Producer: Isabel Scott Ingram

Cast: Jonathan Geffner, Katharina Schmidt

A parody of the 1942 classic movie, "Casablanca". It features NYC detectives Trillo & Suede - a ventriloquist and his wooden partner.

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Chinatown: Our Only Home

United States / Drama / 16 mins

Director/Writer: Tony Wang

Producer: Miranda Manganaro, Johnny Yu

Cast: Ken Li, Alice Liu, Zhongming Liu

Our Only Home explores the passing down of Chinese traditions across generations in Manhattan Chinatown by examining the evolution of the Chinatown community told through intimate stories of two multiple decades-old family businesses and the new generation of young people working to rebuild the neighborhood during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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City of Ghosts

United Kingdom / Drama / 16 mins

Director/Writer: Christian Elliott, Elle Ginter

Producer: Stephen Montgomery, Nick Caine, Christine Caine

Cast: Martin Hristov, Evan Holovatski, Nikolas Kassapis

We follow the true heroic stories of Rosen and Uri, who travel from their home countries of Bulgaria and Ukraine in search of a better life. 

On the journey to their new lives, they meet and become friends, only later to shoulder each other's burdens as they realise the new life, initially hoped to be a blessing, was hijacked into a life of modern-day slavery for hard labour in Greece.